Thursday, 3 January 2008

Strong 4th Quarter Defensive Effort Propels Wesmen

Winnipeg (5-6) 84, Manitoba (1-10) 71 The Wesmen put some room between them and the Bisons for third place in Canada West's Great Plains division with a diligent defensive effort, especially in the fourth quarter when they erased a 6 point deficit with steals and transition scores to claim an important come-from-behind win before another solid crowd of 1,425 at the Duckworth Center. As always, 5'9" Erfan Nasajpour (pictured) led the way with 28 points and 8 rebounds including 4 for 9 from downtown highlighted by a deep three during the game-deciding fourth quarter run. 6'3" Peter Lomuro was also instrumental in the run, slamming home a big transition dunk while 6'5" Dan Shynkaryk shook off a lacklustre set of games at the Wesmen Classic by establishing himself inside to finish with a 13 point/12 rebound double/double. Winnipeg held Bison 6'4" sharpshooter Darcy Coss to 8 points including 0-5 from 3 after Coss knocked in 9 3's in the Wesmen tournament consolation final against Acadia. In fact, Manitoba shot only 3 for 20 from downtown including zero 3's from 6'1" Isaac Ansah who shot just 9 for 26 while finishing with 28 points. The teams meet again on Saturday at U of M. Winnipeg/Manitoba Box Score

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